Drinking Flask (Cantir)

Object Name: 
Drinking Flask (Cantir)

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Object Name: 
Drinking Flask (Cantir)
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Overall H: about 27.5 cm; Foot Diam (max): 8.5 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
This is a typical Spanish vessel for drinking water or wine.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Primary Description: 
Drinking Flask (Cantir). Colorless glass with olive tinge, bubbles and seeds; opaque white lattimo threads; blue glass; blown, vetro a fili, applied. Funnel-shaped body with rounded shoulder, lower part shaped into a hollow flattened knop and integral foot with rough pontil mark. Orifice on top serves as support for ribbed, twisted rod that is shaped into a ring handle, and is further held in place by a coarse, pinched thread. Two applied and vertically pulled spouts on opposite sides of shoulder; one is shorter, with wider opening strengthened by applied and cast-off thread; the other taller, attenuated, with broken off rim. To both spouts, shoulder, and ring applied and cast off six blue prunts, pinched coarsely into blossom shapes. On top of ring, solid support for small blue bird. Body decorated with spiral lattimo threads, partly deformed by spouts. Blue glass in particular is very bubbly. Lattimo threads don't reach apex of foot. The whole treatment of the vessel is very rough and yet well proportioned.
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-05-13 through 2004-10-17
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 24 (fig. 2);
Historia del Vidrio: desarrollo formal, technologico y cientifico (2012) illustrated, Fig. 83, p. 101; BIB# 139172
Yi shu bo li he zhuang shi bo li (Artistic Glass and Decorative Glass) (2009) illustrated, pl. 14 (fig. 12-10, right); BIB# 166455
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 102, fig. 19; BIB# 79761
Beyond Venice Glass in Venetian Style, 1450-1750 (2004) illustrated, Inside panel;
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 4; BIB# AI62525
The Story of Glass (1953) illustrated, pl. 13 (fig. f); BIB# 25461